August, 2013

  • Advance Notification Service for August 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we’re providing advance notification for the release of eight bulletins, three Critical and five Important, for August 2013. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Exchange. As usual, we’ve scheduled the bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, August 13, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m. PDT. Revisit this blog then for our analysis of the risk and impact, as well as our deployment guidance and a brief video overview...
  • Leaving Las Vegas and the August 2013 security updates

    Two weeks ago I, along with 7,500 of my closest friends, attended the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, NV. I can’t speak for everyone, but I certainly had a great – if not exhausting – time while there. While there were a lot of great talks, a personal highlight for me each year is the chance to meet and talk with the various people who attend. It was even more fun for me this time around, as we had some great new programs here at Microsoft to talk about. First, a...
  • August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Exchange Server ( MS13-061 ) and Windows Kernel ( MS13-063 ). There were 3 additional questions during the webcast that we were unable to answer on air, and we have also answered those on the Q&A page. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday...